BOYNTON BEACH, FL -  Puradyn Filter Technologies Incorporated (OTCBB: PFTI) announced it has been granted an important new patent that will extend the company's competitive advantages in bypass oil filtration systems. The patent granted is U.S. Patent # 8,002,973 for 'Lubricant Filtration System.'

This new technology provides the capability of integrating the engine's oil filter with Puradyn's bypass micro-filtration product, as well as facilitating the development of 'smart' features into an advanced oil filtration system. The technology provides a platform to interface with an engine's electronic control module, resulting in 'real-time' onboard diagnostic benefits.

Puradyn designs and manufactures a bypass oil filtration system, which filters out solid, liquid, and gaseous contaminants in engine and hydraulic oil. The product conserves oil and saves money for customers by allowing lube oil to remain continuously clean and, in the case of engine oil, having additives replenished, resulting in safely extending the life of oil for relatively long periods of time.

Joseph V. Vittoria, chairman and CEO of Puradyn, said, "Our research and development division, headed by Technical Director William Jacobs, has developed a unique technology to complement our legacy and heavy duty product lines. This patent, which results from three years of extensive research, will be the basis for our next generation of filters which will emerge through its many inherent technical applications.

 "Importantly, the patent provides Puradyn with a roadmap to system-integrated micro-filtration methods. This patent confirms our approach in providing a unique technology for a customer-driven solution for oil filtration and we consider it a major advance in Puradyn's future development."

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